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Match Report – Cup Final Special

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final

Wednesday 4th March

Cambridge City Ladies v Histon Ladies

  The first of this season’s Cup Finals this Wednesday night in the East, the Cambridgeshire Women’s S-Tech Insurance Invitation Cup this season being contested between Cambridge City Ladies & Histon Ladies.

  The Invitation Cup Final being hosted for the 2nd season at The Abbey Stadium home of Cambridge United FC the counties leading club. Women’s football growing in Cambridgeshire the two county divisions the Premiership and Championship seeing a rapid growth this season. Women’s and girls football in Cambridgeshire supported by S-Tech Insurance along association now into it’s 13th year sponsoring tonight’s final.

  The holders of the cup however not taking part this season, Cambridge United WFC dominating the competition on recent season’s moving to a new ground this season St Neots Town FC which falls under the Huntingdonshire FA umbrella they themselves launching an inaugural Women’s Cup this season, that final to be contested by Cambridge United WFC and St Ives Town Ladies. Unable to defend the trophy the opportunity to win silverware going to a new face?

  Well not so new in Cambridge City Ladies case as they won the trophy two season’s back beating rivals Cambridge United WFC, the pair dominating the final recently as Cambridge City Ladies rose rapidly through the women’s football pyramid, reaching the FAWNL. Have an equally ambitious Development side new to regional football this season topping the table in ERWFL Division One North and new for this season too a third side Cambridge City Ladies A competing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership. Reaching the final of the Invitation Cup yet again it is a distraction from their league woes Cambridge City struggling for points 2nd bottom of FAWNL South East Division One with some crucial games coming up, the chance of winning silverware tonight an excellent opportunity with the added incentive of possibly inspiring the team for tough games to come.

  Histon Ladies reaching the Invitation Cup for the first time, although themselves were familiar opponents for Cambridge United… then Cambridge Women before Cambridge City came along. Back then were know as Great Shelford Ladies. That name consigned to history now as the club joined forces with Histon FC and getting good support playing at the club’s Glassworld Stadium are looking to grow become a strong force for women’s football in Cambridgeshire adding a youth section, the 1st team competing in ERWFL Division One North, a Reserves side coming in too to bolster the 1st team playing in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership have made it a cup final double by reaching the Junior Invitation Cup Final, where it could yet be a copy of this evenings final with Cambridge City Ladies A meeting Newmarket Town Women Development in the other semi-final. As well as reaching the Invitation Cup Final, Histon are also into the last four of the ERWFL Plate competition.

Road the the Final

  Both Cambridge City Ladies and Histon Ladies receiving a bye in the 1st Round of this season’s Invitation Cup progressing to the 2nd Round/Quarter Finals. Cambridge City Ladies were drawn away to Premiership side March Town United Ladies a gap of 4 leagues between the pair. Karly Tolentino joining Cambridge City this season netting a hat-trick as the FAWNL won through to the semi-finals 8-0. Histon Ladies were at home taking on Cambridge Women’s Premiership side and amongst the early table toppers Leverington Sports Ladies a potentially tricky tie, goals from Sydney Graham, Poppy Kelly, Siobhan White and Alison Wright saw Histon safely through winning 4-1.

  Onto the semi-finals Cambridge City Ladies were drawn at home to ERWFL Division One North side, Newmarket Town Women. The tie hit by the recent storms eventually switched to Newmarket’s 3G playing surface to complete. Giving up home advantage not affecting Cambridge City, Tolentino on target for another goal along with one each for Charlotte Gillies, Freya Standing and Beatrice Fitzsimons returning from injury seeing them through 4-1 to this Wednesday’s final. Histon Ladies were away to Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in the semi-finals of the competition. The Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side taking the lead from the penalty spot on 17 minutes. Histon coming back to level the scores through Poppy Kelly in the 44th minute went 2-1 up on the stroke of half-time as Kelly fired home her 2nd of the game. Fulbourn coming back to level it at 2-2 on the hour. Histon retaking the lead from a corner in the 69th minute Lauren Martin heading in at the near post. The cup final spot secured in the final minute Kelly clipped inside the box, Alison Wright putting the ball into the back of the net.

  A special occasion for both sides this evening getting to play at The Abbey Stadium the main stand open. hot food and drink available. A good crowd building. The pitch in good shape offering plenty of width the surface slickened up as rain began to fall and hour of so before kick-off falling lightly under the floodlights as the two sides were lead out onto the pitch by referee Stacey Fullicks. 

Cambridge City Ladies

 Cambridge City Ladies starting XI – Dominika Szary, Amy Reed, Lauren Tomlinson, Ceri Flye, Becca Fay (C), Hannah Bodily, Sofia Castiglione, Charlotte Gillies, Freya Standing, Laura Mills & Karly Tolentino. Subs – Becky Langthorpe, Beatrice Fitzsimons & Shannon Shaw.

Histon Ladies

 Histon Ladies starting XI – Eleanor Morgan Abby Laughlin, Georgia Huse, Amie Flack, Tessa Shaw, Sophie Lanham (C), Alison Wright, Lauren Martin, Abi Davies, Kirsty Geal & Poppy Kelly. Subs- Kaya Haq, Rebekah Fisk, Sophie Lanham, Tara Fitzjohn & Siobhan White.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

 Cambridge City to get this season’s Invitation Cup Final underway kicking of 1st half, wearing white shirts with black shorts and black and white hooped socks. Histon opposite lined up wearing red shirts and socks with black shorts. The ball played back to the defence captain Becca Fay sending it out to the right Charlotte Gillies on the flank bursting forwards, Georgie Huse in to defend for Histon the ball out for a throw. Cambridge quickly into their stride the ball out to the wings Gillies right and Freya Standing left looking to get on.

 Cambridge come right a throw won high up the pitch working down the line the cross into the box cleared straight to Laura Mills positioned inside the D, free opts to thread the ball low into the six yard box rather than take a strike herself, Amie Flack cutting it out clearing for Histon. Cambridge win the ball back central out to Gillies right down the line pace a cross whipped in near post Mills with the run, Histon goalkeeper, Eleanor Morgan in ahead of her to gather. 

Barely 3 minutes on the clock Histon on the back foot played the ball to their right, Lauren Tomlinson at left back winning it for Cambridge sending the ball on for Standing who has Karly Tolentino making a great run into the channel ahead of her, taking the ball on into the box Tolentino strikes it well from close range rising evades Morgan smashed into the top of the post beyond. Relentless from Cambridge as they win a corner left side the ball coming in low near post Morgan forwards taking it cleanly in her gloves despite a Cambridge attack lunging in in front of her.

Cambridge City Ladies, Freya Standing with Histon’s Abby Laughlin

  Histon need to get hold of the ball in the middle, Alison Wright does just that the ball played high into the box, Cambridge goalkeeper Dominika Szary catching it high under pressure from her left. Cambridge with the ball in the net on 6 minutes as Mills comes away with it on the right side fires in a low cross for Tolentino breaking on to the near post sides foots in across the keeper, but won’t count the flag up against her for offside.

  Cambridge moving the ball quickly Hannah Bodily to Sofia Castiglione in the middle of the park out to Standing on the left, jinks inside but is tackled by Histon’s Abby Laughlin. Played into the middle captain Sophie Lanham on for Wright looks to thread it between the Cambridge centre backs with Poppy Kelly breaking in behind, however Szary is quickly out of her area to sen the ball up field. A free-kick for Cambridge on the left Tomlinson to delivery sent in towards the top of the area, cleared by Histon looking to break sent out to the left wing Kirsty Geal looking to get hold of it take on the full back, Cambridge’s Amy Reed though with a good tackle to halt the advance. 

 Cambridge getting joy in the wings Gillies getting forwards on the right a corner kick won, players up from the back the ball sent in high near post Morgan getting a touch behind for a 2nd corner, this one short up the line to Bodily floats the ball into the six yard box, Morgan rising well to claim the ball. Lauren Martin onto the ball central for Histon releases Kelly in attack right channel in turn out to Abi Davies high on the wing, Histon getting a throw near the corner flag, Wright up towards the edge of the box to receive the ball down into her feet holding off her marker well turns to put in a cross near post Kelly in close meeting it sends her shot up over the bar.

  Reed bringing the ball on right side for Cambridge, played on into Gillies takes on the first time strike on the angle, Morgan down throwing herself into the dive to push the ball behind for a corner kick. The corner taken short again the ball lifted in towards the far post Davies up well to defend for Histon. Play end to end suddenly Histon coming on the pass finding Davies racing on right side her diagonal ball aimed into Kelly’s path, Szary racing out to the edge of her area to launch up field turns into a fantastic ball with Gillies running in behind surges on with the ball into the box, Huse with a great last ditch challenge sliding in to take the ball away. 

  Tolentino making some fantastic runs up top in attack for Cambridge, not staying on any single Histon defender hard to track gets on the move left to right towards the near side as Gillies gets hold of the ball right wing sends her in on goal gets her shot off early beating Morgan coming to close the angle the shot though narrowly wide across goal. Tomlinson making a strong tackle for Cambridge getting hold of the ball put down the left a throw won high, Tomlinson forwards to take has a long throw in her armoury put onto Tolentino’s chest inside the area brought down well.

  GOAL! 22 minutes played and Cambridge take the lead, Tolentino with a powerful run into the box left of goal half a yard clear, Tessa Shaw sliding in to make the challenge gets some of the ball but more of Tolentino as she attempts to close in on goal, the referee pointing to the spot. Shaw yellow carded. Tolentino picking herself up to take it struck well low and hard into the bottom left corner 1-0.

Karly Tolentino opening the scoring from the penalty spot for Cambridge City Ladies

 Cambridge piling forwards Tolentino lively up top all over the place Morgan exposed as she runs out to the ball right side, can’t pick up edge of the box, Gillies closing in taking the ball past her, Huse getting back to make the challenge clear the threat for Histon. Tolentino moves away to the left Tomlinson on the ball forwards for Standing into Tolentino she goes on towards the area twisting and turning on the ball before getting a high cross away into the six yard box, Huse with a strong header the clear not perturbed by Gillies in close attention. 

 Cambridge very close to being awarded a 2nd penalty the foul mere inches from being inside the box, Tolentino clipped the set-piece left of the D, Castiglione on it a curling shot clearing the wall an excellent save from Morgan back on her goal line tipping it over the bar. Morgan saving well from the resulting corner.

Histon goalkeeper Eleanor Morgan tipping Sofia Castiglione’s free-kick over the bar

 GOAL! Cambridge double their lead with the half hour fast approaching Histon trying to get on up the left the ball lost put down the line into Mills breaking in behind to fizz in a dangerous cross into the six yard box, Histon cut out but don’t clear, Tolentino latching onto the ball shifts it inside to give herself room and blasts it in from close range for her 2nd of the game 2-0.

Karly Tolentino with 2 goals in this evening’s Invitation Cup Final

  Martin does well in midfield for Histon closing in well to take the ball on Davies available to her left squares it in field to Wright 25 yards out central closed down quickly by Castiglione who ends up being awarded the free-kick. Laughlin doing well at the back getting across Standing inside the box left to shield he ball back to Morgan. Playing the ball out from the back Shaw onto Lanham, Histon’s captain aims her pass for Kelly in attack moving left to right, Fay intercepting for Cambridge setting up a quick counter attack. Wright pushing on a bit now from midfield to support the attack for Histon plays it left to Geal is tackled well by Reed. 

 Cambridge quick to turn play around all through the first half get the ball on deep over the top for Tolentino clear left side her cross field ball into the box aimed towards Mills coming in far post, Huse defending for Histon. Davies on the ball right side for Histon travels up the wing cutting infield past Tomlinson towards the box runs onto Ceri Flye the Cambridge centre back winning the ball. Histon able to come on better in the latter stages of the first half Cambridge dealing well at the back won inside the D the ball sent forwards quickly Tolentino available for the pass moving left brings it under control races forwards comes inside travelling across the top of the Histon area, not challenged into the D strikes the shot the ball whipping up over the crossbar.

Histon’s Abi Davies with Cambridge’s Lauren Tomlinson

  Histon chances rare can’t get the ball to stick up top Kelly making some good runs but Geal and Davies are being checked well by Tomlinson and Reed at the back for Cambridge. Wright coming from the middle looking the most likely to make something happen. Risk being hit on the counter Cambridge playing the ball on into Mills central out wide left to Standing gets to the by-line whipping in a cross rising near post Tolentino there attempts to flick it of her boot wide of the keeper but puts it straight into Morgan’s gloves. 

  Late into the 1st half and Szary is called into action to make a save for Cambridge Histon getting hold of the ball in the final 3rd from a goalkick, Wright getting a shot away from around 25 yards left of the D hit low with pace Szary down well to her left to get herself behind the ball. Cambridge bring the ball forwards creating another opportunity late in the half put on down the right into Mills sends it diagonally into the box for Standing forwards left side bearing forwards is closed down by Laughlin and Flack to block the shot. 

Half-time Cambridge City Ladies 2-0 Histon Ladies

  The half-time whistle blows and Cambridge head into the changing room’s under the mainstand leading the Invitation Cup Final 2-0. On top right from the start their pace a movement causing Histon problem’s especially down the wings Standing and Gillies getting forwards at will along with Tolentino through the middle has drifted left and right finding space to exploit. Numerous chances before opening the scoring could be out of sight but for Morgan making a couple of vital saves for Histon, their chances few and far between but at 2 nil are far from out of it need an improved performance 2nd half but the risk is as they search for a reply further gaps open at the back mustn’t concede early you feel.

Sophie Lanham heading the ball clear for Histon Ladies

A triple change for Cambridge at the start of the 2nd half, Becky Langthorpe on to replace Reed at the back, Beatrice Fitzsimons on for Castiglione along with Shannon Shaw going up to replacing Standing with Tolentino moving to the left. Histon to get the 2nd period underway go long straight from the off, the ball off target inside the box Szary out to get hold of the ball. A much quieter start to the 2nd half Histon looking to make progress right side the ball inside dealt with by Fay for Cambridge.

Cambridge City Ladies captain, Becca Fay

Cambridge break away on the left the ball rolled on for Mills to take into her stride carries it inside before firing a crossfield ball into the box picking out Gillies bursting forwards on the right hits her strike early the ball fizzing wide at the near post. 

GOAL! A blow for Histon 5 minutes into the 2nd half as they are caught on the break by Cambridge. Initially winning a free-kick players forwards as Flack delivers the ball in towards the top of the area Cambridge defend and get straight on the offensive Gillies in the clear on the right the ball fired into her takes it on into the Histon box near post closing in on the keeper shoots low pass Morgan in at the near post 3-0.

Charlotte Gillies bearing down on the Histon goal.

Histon respond making a triple change of their own and a formation change too switching to 3 at the back off come Laughlin, Huse and Shaw on to the field enter Kaya Haq, Sophie Hopkin and Siobhan White. Wright into the defence along side Davies and Flack. A good response from Histon to going 3 down get forwards right side a throw won high up the pitch the ball crossed into the box, Kelly wriggling free inside the box gets a shot away puts it straight at Szary the keeper claiming. Kelly with another attempt moments later from 25 yards out as Histon quickly regain position in the middle the shot though finds Szary back on her line. 

Histon’s Tessa Shaw tackling Cambridge’s Beatrice Fitzsimons

 Davies keeping close tabs on Tolentino out wide she manages to squeeze the ball into Mills central, Shaw providing the run through the middle in behind, the pass put forwards too much on it Morgan able to advance off her line and collect. Martin lays it forwards for Hopkin has White to her right feeds the ball into her, Tomlinson in well to regain possession for Cambridge. Winning a corner on the left taken short up the line once more the cross sent in from deep, Morgan rising well at her near post to catch. 

  Histon getting forwards better now though the middle quickly players forwards to support Kelly in attack the striker put through into the box left of goal her shot charged down by Flye the deflection coming straight to Hopkin positioned top of the D lines up a shot fired in a deflection sending it wide of the post. Lanham in to win the ball in the centre circle pushes it into Hopkin 25 yards out goes to shoot Flye closing her down putting in the block. Histon looking sharper now but as they come forward risk being hit on the counter more. 

Ceri Flye tackling to win the ball back for Cambridge City

 Geal coming forwards left side finds some space as White plays the crossfield pass into her goes on down the line, Langthorpe recovering well to get back on her lung in to make the tackle. Haq defending against Gillies right side as she gathers the ball and charges on. 

GOAL! The final 20 minutes fast approaching and Cambridge get on the scoresheet wit a 4th goal Mills onto the ball out right side playing it in across goal, Shaw closing in central can’t quite get it on the volley as she ends up off the pitch past the right post, wanders back on as Tolentino gathers left side does well to beat a couple of players wriggle free to fizz it back across goal Shaw there unmarked to put into the empty net as it evades Morgan covering the angle 4-0.

 Histon come forwards Geal clear left side the pass into her feet plays it inside for Kelly 20 yards out takes aim her shot dropping wide of goal. Histon make another change Rebekah Fisk on for Lanham. Good work between Hopkin, Martin and Geal left side for Histon coming forwards the pass into Kelly, Cambridge defending top of the area. Geal coming off as Histon send on Tara Fitzjohn with 10 minutes to play.

GOAL! Cambridge win the ball in the middle rolled on for Gillies right holds it up her touch bringing her inside, Mills racing into the space vacated on the wing Gillies playing her in she puts in an early cross, Flack in to clear the ball taking an unfortunate deflection off Wright sending Shaw running clear into the area to place the ball wide of the keeper 5-0.

GOAL! A sixth goal coming soon after, Tolentino and Tomlinson combining out on the left Cambridge closing down the ball well, pushed up Flye onto it playing a fantastic through ball low along the ground for Mills central top of the area t break through onto goal and put her shot to the keeper right into the corner of the net 6-0.

  Mills with plenty of pace late on plays the ball to Standing back on on the right for Gillies, Haq closing her down putting the ball out for a corner. Tolentino coming off Gillies back on. The corner headed up at the near post across the six yard box cleared far side straight to Castiglione top of the D strikes it back in finds it’s way through on target skipping up off the surface but Szary right behind it. Another corner for Cambridge left side taken short up the line before the cross is flung into the box, knocked down straight to a Cambridge player the shot fired wide. 

 Into added time Cambridge finishing strong Mills coming onto the ball left side 25 out turns inside her marker to get a shot away the ball racing wide out at the far post. The final whistle blows and Cambridge City Ladies win this season’s Invitation Cup Final.

Full time Cambridge City Ladies 6-0 Histon Ladies

   Cambridge with a god start to the match on the front foot from the off chances created Standing and Gillies getting free on the flanks Tolentino through the middle leading the attack well. Histon not getting much joy in attack themselves finding themselves 2-0 down at the break. Cambridge getting into a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd half Histon made changes to personnel and formation bringing them more joy in the final third, Cambridge though a constant danger on the counter attack defending well. A 4th goal sealing the victory with 20 minutes left 2 late goals making the result comfortable. 

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

 Onto this evenings Women’s Football East – Player of the Match award. A few to mention Cambridge featuring Charlotte Gillies getting on well right side always available. Laura Mills with some fantastic runs too. Lauren Tomlinson superb at the back with a fantastic performance, edging it for myself however is attacker Karly Tolentino played brilliantly especially in the first half her runs well timed a real threat Histon struggled to cope with winning and scoring the penalty and putting Cambridge into a 2 goal lead going a long way to securing the cup.

Cambridge City Ladies 2019/20 Invitation Cup Winners

Congratulations to Cambridge City Ladies on winning this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup.

An enjoyable trip to The Abbey Stadium, a good atmosphere, an entertaining final, my thanks to Cambridgeshire FA for the hospitality in particular Chris Abbott and to both teams for getting those all important team details and to Gary Reed for to photo’s does a fantastic job helping to promote the game. One final down plenty more to come. 

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 23/02/20

The Round-Up 

Sunday 23rd February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

The semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup played this Sunday both lost to Storm Dennis last weekend. The final itself now just 7 days away taking place at Cambridge United FC’s, Abbey Stadium. The games needing to have favourable conditions this past weekend to be on rain falling again posing problems, FAWNL South East Division One side Cambridge City Ladies due to play ERWFL Division One North side, Newmarket Town Women at home, the pitch at Ely City FC still unplayable the decision made to reverse the fixture to be played on Newmarket artificial playing surface with an early evening kick-off on Sunday under the lights. Freya Standing getting Cambridge City off to a fantastic start with a lovely strike to make it one nil. The FAWNL sides pace in attack causing Newmarket problems at times another great strike this time from Charlotte Gillies seeing Cambridge City leading 2-0 at the break. 

Karly Tolentino firing Cambridge City into a 3 goal lead in the 2nd half, Newmarket pulling a goal back straight away from a well struck free-kick. Newmarket improving in the 2nd period with a couple more good chances created, Cambridge City though to this season’s final proving too strong going on to win the game 4-1 in the last minute with Beatrice Fitzsimons finding the back of the net. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds hosting ERWFL Division One North side Histon Ladies in the other Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup final on Sunday. The wind strong and the ground conditions wet Histon with a couple of early chances, it was Fulbourn however who opened the scoring in the 17th minute taking the lead from a penalty.That the scoreline heading into the final minute of the first half. Kirsty Geal laying the ball on for Poppy Kelly to shoot and find the top corner at the near post to draw Histon level. A minute later Histon were leading 2-1, Kelly on target again squeezing a shot under the keeper. 

Two goals from Poppy Kelly late in the first half putting Histon 2-1 up.

  Histon coming back from a goal down to lead 2-1 at the end of the first half. Fulbourn battling their way back level on the hour the ball cut back turned in from six yards. Kelly with another good chance to see Histon retake the lead 5 minutes later saved by the keeper the visitors getting back in front with 20 minutes to played Sophie Hopkin sending in a corner for Lauren Martin to head home. Hopkin striking the crossbar for Histon as they pressed for another goal in the latter stages, Kelly brought down inside the box in the final minute Alison Wright burying the spot kick to seal Histon’s win 4-2 at put them into this season’s Invitation Cup final.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A couple of matches called off at the weekend in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership leaving just two matches surviving, league leaders Haverhill Rovers Ladies match away to Ketton Ladies getting the green light and with 2nd placed Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves not in action it presented a great opportunity for Haverhill to open up a 7 point lead at the top of the Premiership table. new it would be a tough game against Ketton however and that proved to be the case on a heavy pitch too, Ketton finding the back of the net for 3 goals.  Kayleigh Nolan amongst the goals again for Haverhill netting a hat-trick to take her onto 12 for the season, Joeli Kirby on the scoresheet too with her 8th of the campaign to see Haverhill come home with the 3 points winning the game 4-3.

  Leverington Sports Ladies amongst the early season leaders were also playing at the weekend now 4th in the Premiership table heading across Cambridgeshire to played St Ives Town Ladies Development the game on 3G, St Ives amongst a cluster of sides well placed in the middle of the table to press for a top 3 finish 3 points behind Leverington going into the match their results up and down so far this season it was a return to winning ways this weekend, Francesca Worrall on hand to net a brace with Tash Applegate firing in another goal both with 7 for the season now helping to secure a 3-1 victory, taking St Ives back up to fifth in the Premiership table level on points with Leverington.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

Plenty of action from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship this weekend with just the one fixture having to be called off. League leaders Cambridge Rangers Women were looking to open up a 7 point lead back at the top of the table over 2nd placed Mildenhall Town Ladies as they travelled to 2nd bottom side Swavesey Spartan Ladies on Sunday. A strong first half performance seeing the visitors into a comfortable lead going into the changing rooms leading 7-0. The 2nd period seeing less goal mouth action Cambridge Rangers adding a further two goals however to win the match 9-1. Top scorer Daniella Lewis on target to fire in a hat-trick moves onto 19 goals for the season, there were braces too for Claire Kyndt taking her onto 10 goals and a first two goals of the campaign for Laura Kelly. Vanessa Martinez and Hoi Yee Hg also scoring a goal each. Swavesey captain Emma Smart scoring for the hosts in the 2nd half.

  With 2nd placed Mildenhall not in action at the weekend, It was a chance for Pinchbeck United Ladies to close the gap to a point as they looked to continue their 100% winning record to 11 matches. Having an excellent season so far, were away to Cambourne United Women on Sunday. Freya Peters moving to the top of the goal scoring charts as she added 4 more goals to her tally at the weekend 15 now for the season. Pinchbeck proving too strong an opponent on target to score an additional 4 goals to win the game 8-0 with four different scorers, captain Chloe Gray amongst them has 4 goals now. 4 goals too each for Rebecca Navarrette and Victoria Bradford also scoring along with Laura Sidajeva scoring her first goal for the club. Pinchbeck with 4 and 5 matches in hand on the sides above respectfully.

A double header for Park Ladies at the weekend as they travelled to play Haverhill Rovers Ladies. Two shorted matches 6 points up for grabs, Haverhill struggling for points at the wrong end of the table Park showing great form of late climbing the Championship table. Kimberly Brown getting a goal for Haverhill in the first match, Park scoring 3 up the other end to win the 3 points with Georgia Payne and Sian Holcroft on the scoresheet. Park with a dominant performance in the 2nd match to take maximum points once again. Georgia Stimson netting a hat-trick goes to 12 goals for the season. A brace too for top scorer Francesca Piltsch with Demi Newman also on target to score in a 6-0 win, Park climbing up to 4th spot in the Championship table.

Eaton Socon Ladies fourth in the Championship table themselves going into their match on Sunday away to Isleham United Ladies. New to the league Eaton Socon quickly finding their feet with a good run to climb the table recent results a mixed bag returned to winning ways at the weekend clinching victory with a 2-1 scoreline. Emily Whiteman finding the back of the net for her 12th Eaton Socon goal of the season with Hannah Hutchinson also amongst the goals scoring her 9th of the campaign. Andrea Phillips scoring her first goal Isleham.

Newmarket Town Women Development were at home to Cardea Ladies on Sunday afternoon. It was another blistering start to the match for Cardea as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 5 minutes captain Laura Rudd with both goals. Newmarket battling back Kaitlin Elsey making her Newmarket debut marking the occasion in style as she scored her first and 2nd goals for the side in quick succession in the 19th & 21st minute to bring the scores level. One the half hour Elsey was celebrating her hat-trick firing Newmarket into the lead. That short lived however as Cardea came back to level the scores straight away Courtney Coles making in 3-3. Elsey though on fire as she netted her fourth of the game to see Newmarket leading 4-3 at the break. The Host out of the blocks quickly in the 2nd period Elsey yet again with the goal putting them 5-3 up, Talia Irvine on target with a goal 5 minutes later to open up a 6-3 lead for Newmarket a hat full of chances created after that Cardea on the back foot, Elsey going on to celebrate a double hat-trick Newmarket winning the match 7-4. Coles with her 2nd of the game for Cardea.

 

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 26/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 26th January

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A busy weekend of league and cup action across the county the title race in both the Premiership and Championship taking another twist, plus two outstanding games played in the quarter finals of the Invitation and Junior Invitation Cup. 

Beginning with the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership three games played at the weekend. The league leaders Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves were at home taking on Ketton Ladies. 2 points clear at the top Peterborough fell behind to a well struck free-kick from near the half way line from Ketton captain Beth Goodman. Ella Gavaghan scoring an equalising goal for Peterborough in the 2nd half to see the pair take a share of the points.

  Pressure now applied from Haverhill Rovers Ladies as they move up to 2nd over Leverington Sports Ladies to go a point behind Peterborough with the two due to meet this coming Sunday. This weekend were at home taking on Cambridge City Ladies A. A dominant display from Haverhill seeing them win all 3 points scoring 4 goals whilst keeping a clean sheet a bonus too having club captain Clair Andrews back in the squad after 5 months out with injury. Joeli Kirby scoring a brace to give her 7 for the season. Kayleigh Nolan on target for her 9th of the campaign along with a goal for Sophie Wing. Plenty of games for Haverhill left to play 3 games in hand on the leaders.

Nothing can be taken for granted however and a host of sides a well positioned to put pressure on the leading sides. St Ives Town Ladies Development climbing up to 5th in the Premiership table winning at the weekend at home to Histon Ladies Reserves. Bring an end to a run of 3 straight defeats in the league that had seen them slip down the table, goals from Molly Berryman, Maisie Buckle, Rebecca Baldry and Katie Luddy making her debut for the club seeing St Ives win the game 4-1.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 Postponed from last weekend, FAWNL South East Division One side were away to Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side in the quarter finals of the Women’s Invitation Cup on Sunday a huge gap between the sides 3 divisions Cambridge City with a dominant performance running out comfortable winners. Karly Tolentino doubling her goals tally for the season netting a hat-trick. Hannah Bodily, Charlotte Gillies and Laura Mills all getting a goal each along with first goals of the season for defender Amy Reed and captain Becca Fay. 

A hat-trick for Cambridge City Ladies Karly Tolentino at the weekend (photo credit Gary Reed)

 Cambridge City Ladies will now meet Newmarket Town Women at home in the semi-finals with Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds at home to Histon Ladies in the last 4 of the competition. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

One outstanding quarter final played this Sunday too in the Women’s Junior Invitation Cup with Newmarket Town Women Development away to Burwell Tigers Ladies. Newmarket in good form coming into the game moving up the Championship table with a good first half going into the break leading 3-0. Both sides finding the back of the net for a goal each in the 2nd half Newmarket’s Development side into the last four winning 4-1. A goal each for top scorers Talia Irvine on 12 now with Leah Harper moving into double figures. First goals for the side too for Lauren Roberts and Hannah Rogers on her first appearance.

As in the semi-finals for the Invitation Cup Newmarket’s Development side will be away to Cambridge City Ladies new A side. Histon Ladies Reserves will face Swavesey Spartans Ladies at home in the other semi-final.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

Five games in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship this Sunday and a significant result at the top of the table as leaders Cambridge Rangers Women succumbed to their first defeat of the season after setting a blistering start winning 12 in a row. Unlucky 13 as that magnificent ran came to an end away to Park Ladies at the weekend. Cambridge Rangers coming up against a Park side showing great form themselves winning 4 straight league games to move up the Championship table, a battling performance from both sides Park tough to break down taking the lead midway through the first half Nicole Saunders scoring her first goal of the season. Proved to be the winning goal as Park kept their opponents at bay to win the 3 points a 5th straight win taking them up to 5th.

2nd placed Mildenhall Town Ladies closing the gap to the leaders to 4 points albeit having played 2 game more bouncing back from defeat away to Eaton Socon Ladies last weekend won the 3 points on the road taking on Deeping United Ladies this Sunday. Katie Hayes netting her 18th goal of the season on the half hour to put Mildenhall 1-0 up at the break. Nadine Basson firing home from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the 2nd half doubling the lead. Caroline Limas with her first goal for Mildenhall wrapping up a 3-0 win in the 68th minute.

A first defeat of the season for Cambridge Rangers Women leaves just one side now in the Championship with a 100% winning record 3rd placed Pinchbeck United Ladies now 9 wins in a row 9 points behind the leaders with 4 games in hand. Alot of football still to play were at home taking on Hungate Rovers Ladies at the weekend. Pinchbeck winning the match 2-0 with Libby Friel and Freya Peters scoring their 8th and 9th goals of the season respectfully.

A 7 goals thriller between Cambourne United Women mid-table in the Championship at home to bottom side Swavesey Spartans Ladies on Sunday. Helen Carder-Hall scoring for Cambourne in the 6th minute. Alice Taylor with the hosts 2nd goal in the 21st minute, Carder-Hall getting her 2nd of the game on the stroke of half-time. Swavesey Spartans despite their lowly position in the league with several close results so far this season scoring 3 goals themselves, missing out once again as Cambourne went on to win 4-3, Taylor with her 2nd of the match scoring in the 84th minute.

Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development move out of the bottom two in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship after earning a point in a high scoring match at home to Isleham United Ladies on Sunday. The game ending with honours even both sides scoring 3 goals. Gemma Codling on target for her 9th goal of the season for Haverhill, Natasha Caine celebrating a goal along with a first of the season for Sarah Goodey. Poppy Green bagging a brace for Isleham to move her to 7 for the season, Kate Silver with the visitor other goal.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 19/01/20

The Round-Up

Sunday 19th January

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A mixture of league and cup football across Cambridgeshire this weekend. clubs scattering from the higher leagues to take part in their various County Cup competitions, either at the quarter of semi-final stage this weekend. For Cambridgeshire it was the quarter finals of both the Women’s Invitation Cup and Junior Invitation Cup more on those in a bit.

  Beginning first with the league action this weekend some disruption due to the weather too there were two matches played in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday. Netherton United Ladies the big movers as they climb from 10th up to 7th spot winning away from home against St Ives Town Ladies Development at the weekend. Travelled with an injury hit squad several out, players coming in to get a full side out new signing Sasha Haw making her debut Netherton despite the enforced changes starting well Gemma Galloway letting fly from the edge of the area putting Netherton into a 6th minute lead. The visitors doubling their advantage with the game closing in on the half hour Hannah Johnson intercepting the ball setting up Katie Barber to score her 6th goal of the season, St Ives rallied but for a superb save from stand in goalkeeper Lissy Crutchfield and a goal line clearance would have gone in level at the break, Netherton though keeping it at 2-0. St Ives with a strong start to the 2nd half pulling it back to 2-1 on the hour, Netherton with and immediate response Barber again firing her 2nd of the match into the roof of the net. The game one end to the other St Ives applying pressure again getting it back to within a goal 2-3 Netherton getting another quick reply 15 minutes to play Holloway sending the ball in seeing the game won 4-2 extending Netherton’s unbeaten run to 8 in all competitions.

Back to back league wins for Cambridge University Women sees them up a place to 9th in the Premiership table all very tight in the middle of the table are just 3 points behind 5th placed March Town United Ladies. Away to bottom side Riverside Ladies this Sunday running out comfortable winners in the finish Amanda Wainwright taking over as top scorer netting a hat-trick to put her onto 8 for the season. Elsewhere their were first goals of the season for 4 players with a goal each for Lina Cai, Anna O’Leary, Taylor Lynn-Jones and a brace for Lu Liu. Cambridge University winning 8-1. Ines Sopia Lopes with the Riverside goal.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

Two league matches took place in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship this Sunday. A top of the table clash seeing 2nd placed Mildenhall Town Ladies away to 4th placed Eaton Socon Ladies both newcomers to the league this season enjoying strong debuts. 2 points the gap a fantastic result for Eaton Socon a hat-trick for Emily Whiteman seeing her become top scorer so far along with a brace for Samantha Webster securing a 5-2 win the 3 points lifting Eaton Socon up to 2nd themselves in the Championship with their 9th win of the season. Mildenhall’s scorers Katie Hayes and Nadine Basson with her first goal for the club.

A much welcomed win for Deeping United Ladies at the weekend pushing them back up to 8th in the Championship table bringing and end to a long run of defeats that had undone a promising start to life in the Championship since joining in the summer. Were at home to Haverhill Rovers Development. Hannah Chapman running away with the goals for Deeping adding another 2 to her tally at the weekend enough to secure Deeping United’s first league point since November, her 17th and 18th winning the game 2-1. Jemma Wright scoring for Haverhill Rovers.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Never an easy task finding info on the County Cup competitions in Cambridgeshire but both the Invitation and Junior Invitation Cups were at the quarter final stage this weekend. 8 ties scheduled for the senior competition the current holders Cambridge United WFC not involved this season. The tie between March Town United Ladies and Cambridge City Ladies postponed due to a water logged pitch will try again this coming Sunday. Newmarket Town Women through to the semi-finals with opponents Cambridge Rangers Women forfeiting the tie.

That left two quarter final ties to be played. ERWFL Division One North side Histon Ladies were hosting Leverington Sports Ladies at the weekend. A close tie on paper with not much separating the sides in terms of league placement Leverington Sports 2nd in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership the sides all square at the break, Leverington in front with 29 minutes played through an unfortunate own goal. Histon coming straight back to level just 3 minutes later captain Sophie Lanham providing the cross for Poppy Kelly to flick in off her head to equalise. 2 goals early in the 2nd half sending Histon into  a 3-1 lead Kirsty Geal turning in a squared ball from Sydney Graham in the 53rd minute Alison Wright quickly adding Histon’s 3rd. Rebekah Finch securing Histon’s spot in the last 4 of the competition with a goal in the final 4 minutes to see it end 4-1.

Championship side Park Ladies finding their form in recent games to climb the table were away to Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in the quarter finals of the Invitation Cup. Fulbourn with a potent attack building this season between Ebony Rule and Marie Stubbings both amongst the goals this weekend proving too much for Park to contend with, Rule on target to score 4 in the game taking her to 15 for the season. Stubbings scoring another hat-trick giving her 24 from 13 game so far this season. Krissie Taylor and Eleanor Woodley also celebrating a goal each in a 9-0 win.

The draw for the semi-finals of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup made to be played on Sun 16th February are as follows:- 

March Town United Ladies or Cambridge City Ladies v Newmarket Town Women

Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds v Histon Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

  The quarter finals stage too for the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup final, Histon Ladies Reserves through to the last 4 awarded the home win over Isleham Sporting Youth Ladies who withdrew from the league early in the season. 3 ties to be played and one of those again falling foul to the weather, Burwell Tigers Ladies home tie against Newmarket Town Ladies Development will go again this Sunday.

 Two games played Championship side Cambourne United Women were hosting Cambridge City Ladies new A team, the young side competing in the Premiership both sides have seen periods of form and dips throughout the season. It was Cambridge City who came out on top on Sunday to reach the last 4 of the competition. Two goals for Jess Elliot along with one for Sasha Tristram and a first for the side for Yael Benyamin in just her 2nd appearance securing a 4-0 win. 

Cambridge City Ladies A through to the last 4 of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup (photo credit Cambridge City Ladies)

Also reaching the last four of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup are Swavesey Spartan Ladies. Despite struggling for points in the Championship the bottom side having already reached the quarter finals of the League Cup came out on top to clinch a narrow 2-1 win away to fellow Championship side Isleham United Ladies on Sunday. Meadow Wooldridge with her 4th goal of the season and Alexandra Herbert with her 3rd winning the game 2-1 to Swavesey. Laura Todd on the scoresheet for Isleham.

The semi-final draw for the Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation cup as follows ties to be played Sunday 9th February:- 

Cambridge City Ladies A v Burwell Tigers Ladies or Newmarket Town Ladies Development

Histon Ladies Reserves v Swavesey Spartans Ladies

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 03/11/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 3rd November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

Haverhill Rovers Ladies move back to the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership going 3 points clear of Leverington Sports Ladies who weren’t in action this Sunday with their 5 straight win to start the season following promotion last season. A hard fought win at home against fellow promoted side Ketton Ladies, the side all square drawing 2-2 with 5 minutes left to play Haverhill scoring to win the game 3-2 at the death. Kayleigh Nolan with he 7th goal of the season along with a brace for Amy Evans for the hosts. Sascha Smith and Ellen Marson with the goals for Ketton.

ICA Sports Ladies move back up to 3rd in the Premiership coming out on top on a thriller away to Cambridge University Women this Sunday. 10 goals scored between the two sides, Clare Knibbs on target to score a hat-trick for ICA Sports to put on 5 for the season. Donna Nicholls has 8 goals now adding another two to her tally this weekend with Megan Purnell also getting a goal her first of the campaign to secure a 6-4 victory for the Peterborough based side.

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves new the the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this season are up to 5th in the table winning their 2nd match of the season. A local derby this Sunday against Riverside Ladies, a comfortable win for the visitors in the finish. Ellie Spendelow scoring a hat-trick for Peterborough Northern Star, there was also a brace too for both Eve Lomasney and Elli Gavaghan with Kimberly Fairweather on target for a goal to see it finish 8-0.

Ellie Spendelow with a hat-trick for Peterborough Northern Star Ladies Reserves on Sunday (photo credit PNS Ladies)

Histon Ladies Reserves are off the foot of the Premiership table as they win their first game of the season. Playing Cambridge City Ladies A for the 2nd successive weekend bounced back well after suffering a heavy 8-0 loss last time out. Goals scored by Abigail Davies, Anneka DeAth and Philippa Hayden-Evans securing a 3-0 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship

Three games taking place in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship this weekend and with league leaders Cambridge Rangers Women involved in the 1st Round of the Invitation Cup it presented an opportunity for 2nd placed Mildenhall Town Ladies to take over top spot themselves if they could secure a 5th straight win away to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Not an easy task however as Pinchbeck were defending a 100% winning start themselves winning 3 from 3 circumstances seeing them not play a league game for over a month. A big win the the league cup their only game in October. Pinchbeck making it 4 wins from 4 moving up to 3rd a point behind Mildenhall, Freya Peters scoring a brace to give her 8 goals for the season with Victoria Bradford also getting on the scoresheet with a goal in a 3-0 win.

Eaton Socon Ladies climb to 4th in the Championship table joining Pinchbeck on 12 points with their 4th win of the season 10 points won from the last 5 played. Were away to fellow league newcomers Haverhill Rovers Ladies Development who were still to register a point at the foot of the table. Eaton Socon finding their feet in the league plenty in their squad scoring goals, Cerys Richards and Hannah Hutchinson both getting a brace on Sunday. Mollie Childerley, Samantha Webster, Cara Howell and Rebecca Jones with her first goal of the season securing an 8-1 win. Natasha Caine with her first goal scoring for Haverhill.

Deeping United Ladies were at home this Sunday in the Championship playing Newmarket Town Ladies Development both new to the league this season and keen to push on up the table, the result could have gone either way Newmarket coming away with the 3 points to win their 2nd game of the season narrowly clinching it 3-2, Jordanne Sillitoe making her first start netting a brace along with a goal for Talia Irvine. Hannah Chapman on target to score her 10th goal of the season for Deeping United with Caroline Sutherland the other goal scorer.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Three ties played this weekend in the 1st Round of this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup. A big win at home for Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds taking in Championship side Burwell Tigers Ladies. Ebony Rule top scoring in the match bagging herself 5 goals to move her onto 7 for the season. Top scorer Marie Stubbings adding another 4 goals to her tally has 13 now for the season. Both Sarah Gee and Krissie Taylor with two goals each with Sarah Bodger also celebrating a goal in a comfortable 14-2 win to see Fulbourn safely through to the next round.

Premiership side March Town United Ladies also through to the next round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, a trip to Championship side Isleham United Ladies in the 1st Round. March coming up against a stubborn and well organised Isleham side eventually going on to win the game 4-1 to progress with 3 players all scoring their first goals of the campaign, Louise Barbour making her appearance of the season getting on the scoresheet along with Sydney Davis and Jordan Turner with a brace her first goals for March. Laura Todd with the goal for Isleham.

The other 1st Round tie in the competition was an all Championship affair with league leaders Cambridge Rangers Women making a 100% winning start to the season away to Swavesey Spartans Ladies. Meeting a fortnight ago in the league Cambridge Rangers coming out to win the match 4-2. Found Swavesey Spartans to be tough opponents again the league newcomers taking the lead with Meadow Wooldridge putting them 1-0 up. Cambridge Rangers coming back to level the scores and go on to win the tie 3-1 to progress with goals from Robyn Barlow, Stephanie Rowan and Vanessa Martinez Ramos.

 

Match Report – Cup Final Special

Tuesday 19th March

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final

Cambridge City Ladies v Cambridge United WFC

 Back on the road less than 48 hours after watching my first Cup Final of the season, a trip to Cambridge this evening to The Abbey Stadium, home of League Two side Cambridge United for this years Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final, once again to be contested by Cambridge City Ladies & Cambridge United WFC.

  The Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final sponsored by S-Tech Insurance being held at The Abbey Stadium for the very first time. Cambridge City Ladies the current holders winning it for the 1st time last season beating Cambridge United WFC in the final to end a long spell of domination of the County Cup by United. 

Tonight’s prize on display, the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup trophy

  Close rivals and getting closer as Cambridge City Ladies are in a strong position at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division unbeaten with just 2 points dropped in 17 matches to date promotion to the FAWNL for the title winners joining Cambridge United WFC in the 4th tier of the woman’s football pyramid. Into the semi-finals of the ERWFL League Cup too are keen to retain the Invitation Cup for a 2nd successive season. Have goal scorers throughout their squad with Erin Davies leading the way with 22 goals, a further 5 players into double figures. 

  Cambridge United WFC playing in FAWNL South East Division One just as keen to regain the Invitation Cup themselves. Come into final with confidence gained form a good run of form bring 7 points from the last 3 league matches including a point against league leaders Crawley Wasps Ladies who had up till last weekend held a 100% winning record since joining the league. 

  The sides have met… twice this season after the now infamous pitch gate affair. drawn together in the FA Women’s Cup, City beating United in extra-time the game ordered to be replayed at United’s ground after City’s pitch was found to be too small. Tension afterwards United winning the replayed game. Rivals before it only served to rack up the tension but to be fair both clubs since have moved on, several players from both sides knowing each other very well, a number of the City squad having played for United when the club split some years ago. A game under the lights at an opportunity for the leading women’s clubs in Cambridgeshire to showcase the game. A quick turn around for both playing a game on Sunday, City winning 3-1 way to Brentwood. United winning 5-1 at home to Actonians Ladies.

Road to the Final

  14 sides entering this season’s Invitation Cup competition, there were byes for Cambridge City Ladies & St Ives Town Ladies in the 1st Round. Cambridge United were draw away to Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds progressed with a dominant display winning 11-1. 

  Onto the quarter finals, Cambridge City were away taking on ERWFL Division One side Histon Ladies. A 3-0 win for the visitors putting them through to the last 4 of the competition. Cambridge United on the road too making the trip to Newmarket Town Ladies newly promoted to ERWFL Division One themselves United avoiding a banana skin winning 3-0 too to reach the semi-finals. 

  The pair avoiding each other in the semi-finals, Cambridge City full of goalscorers too strong for Championship South side Wisbech Town Ladies as they won away from home 13-0 to reach the final once again. Cambridge United at home in the semi-finals were taking on an up and coming force in the women’s game in Cambridgeshire, St Ives Town Ladies, unbeaten themselves in the league since joining ERWFL Division challenging for the title, Cambridge United winning the game by a single goal to advance to another final. 

 Tonight’s venue, The Abbey Stadium, home of Cambridge United FC and one of a number of women’s finals to take place at leading stadiums across the East with Portman Road hosting this years Suffolk Women’s County Cup Final and the Norfolk Women’s County Cup Final to e played at Carrow Road for the first time. Great for the game in Cambridgeshire to feature at The Abbey Stadium. A clear, still night starting to cool, the crowd building before kick-off, the pitch looking good offering plenty of width.

The Abbey Stadium pitch

Cambridge City Ladies starting XI – Tee Mhunduru, Ceri Flye, Lauren Tomlinson, Becca Fay (C), Robyn Phillips, Hannah Bodily, Anna Goggin, Amy Reed, Erin Davies, Laura Mills & Shannon Shaw. Subs –  Carla Penny, Sarah Mosley, Bella Simmons, Freya Standing & Megan Tonks.

Cambridge United WFC starting XI – Savannah Smith, Emma Jenkins, Carrie Bennett, Kayleigh Anne Burt, Jemma Moore, Vicky Neal, Amy Howlett, Jade Bell, Becky Shephard, Mollie Coupar & Kelley Blanchflower (C). Subs – Liz Pamplin, Charlotte Crisp, Kelly Bingham, Fran Gough & Abi Davies.

(roll on roll off substitutes)

  United to get the final underway kicking off the first half wearing amber coloured shirts with black shorts and socks. City opposite wearing white shirts with black shorts and black and white hooped socks. Play out to the left United getting numbers forwards the ball rolled back in central Amy Howlett, space opening up for Emma Jenkins to get forwards from right back 20 yards out aiming to drive in on the area is closed down by City captain Becca Fay the ball won. A positive start to the game from United pressing the ball high up the pitch, Mollie Coupar left and Jade Bell right keeping wide as the ball is fed into the wings. 

   City win the ball central the diagonal pass finding Amy Reed advancing down the right wing, send it on with Erin Davies making the run to get into the area, Jemma Moore coming across to challenge her the ball out for a throw in. Coupar fouled out left a free-kick to United players come forwards from the back the delivery long into the area Coupar can’t quite get her head on it central nor defender Kayleigh Anne Burt as she stretches a leg out at the far post the ball running out of play. 

  A good sized crowd in attendance a buzz in the stand the game has whetted the appetite early on both sides looking to make ground, the pitch in great shape. Becky Shephard races into a gap opening up on the right, Lauren Tomlinson getting back on her the ball out for a throw. The City left back with a long throw in her armoury, so to United defender Jemma Moore as she comes forwards to take it combination play with Vicky Neal top of the area a high ball in drops wide of goal. 

  Anna Goggin in the middle for City wins possession rolls it on to Shannon Shaw in attack spins to get in behind as she lays it wide right to Reed the winger tackled by Bennett before she can deliver the final pass. Reed with the ball in the right for City bursting on does well past a tackle an early diagonal cross into the area low, Shaw coming towards it, Burt does very well to shield the ball as goalkeeper Savannah Smith comes out to dive forwards onto the ball. A lively contest now clear cut openings in the early stages. City push the attack, United dealing with the threat break the ball pushed on up to captain Kelley Blanchflower in attack, a powerful run with the ball turning in field gets a shot away from 20 yards out the ball spinning off the surface City goalkeeper Tee Mhunduru down falling left to claim the ball. 

  Jenkins plays a free-kick on the right halfway up the line, Bell after it does will combining with Blanchflower inside the area the pair win a corner kick, the end product landing in the side netting. A little bit of niggle creeping into the game is a derby after all and players form both sides are up to it. Bell and Tomlinson defused by the referee. City clearing the resulting United free-kick counter attack Reed bursting away on the right rolls it on for Laura Mills moving into an advanced position, a little too much weight on the ball, Moore able to get across Mills see it out of play. 

  Howlett on the ball central spreads play to Coupar left plays a early diagonal ball long into the area Bell after it attacks the goalkeeper near post, Mhunduru doing well to intercept and claim at the 2nd attempt as the pair come together. United’s defence well organised no room for City to turn in behind as the ball is played into the attackers, Mills seeing little of it on the left. Moore stepping out to clear her forwards ball almost playing Blanchflower in behind but not expecting it, City are able to recover. City with a throw on the left Tomlinson with the long throw, Davies with it as United fail to clear central turns inside spots Reed at the far post the ball played on, Smith seeing the threat out to intercept get her gloves firmly around the ball.

  Play brought back for a free-kick for a foul on Coupar with no advantage the high ball into the box won by City centreback Robyn Phillips. United keeping the pressure on play out to the left a high cross into the near post Mhunduru jumping to lay claim. Coupar going for the ball central in front of the keeper fouls her as she attempts to put in a cross from the right. Play paused as Mhunduru needs treatment a word from the referee for Coupar. City’s goalkeeper up gingerly is okay to continue. 

(photo credit Gary Reed)

  Coupar constantly looking to attack with the ball at her feet pushes on down the left wing, Ceri Flye putting in a strong tackle to stop her in her tracks. Switching wings with Bell United with 15 minutes of the first half left, the ball won central the pass forwards, Coupar is obstructed 30 yards out to the right of the area United have a free-kick.

  GOAL! From the set-piece the deadlock is broken, Shephard over it players forwards a gap central Howlett drifts in as Shephard squared the ball to her Howell turning it goalwards with her first touch the ball on low through bodies Mhunduru not getting down quick enough her touch not enough as the ball finds its way home just inside the post, United lead 0-1.

Cambridge United WFC’s Amy Howlett (photo credit Gary Reed)

   United with better openings as the game progresses Shephard away on the right her cross long towards the far post the ball attacked at the far post Coupar heading over. City make the first change of the match with Bella Simmons on in attack for Shaw. Neal committing a foul, City with the free-kick high on the right the ball played on towards the top of the area Simmons back to goal trying to cushion it down and turn in behind closely marked Burt clears for United.

  Phillips with quick reactions top to the area to push the ball of Blanchflower’s foot as she attempts to spin in behind from a pass to her right side. Blanchflower down inside the box receiving treatment can’t continue United making their first change Kelly Bingham the player coming on. City attack left side win a throw in an advanced position the ball on into the area with Hannah Bodily forwards six yards out sees the ball well into her body spins and shoots the ball blocked at close quarters by Burt. 

(photo credit Gary Reed)

  Mills with a menacing run through the middle is brought down as she attempts to play in Simmons the free kick 20 yards out as the first half draws to a close, Mills over it whips it in towards goal on target but lacks the height of pace to trouble Smith back on her line.

Half-time Cambridge City Ladies 0-1 Cambridge United WFC

  The two sides head down the tunnel with United holding a narrow advantage leading 1-0. Goal scoring chances have been at a premium for both sides United the better of the two sides creating more especially down the flanks with Bell and Coupar lively. A well worked free-kick the difference between the sides, City not troubling Smith in the United goal the defence well drilled in front of her. A good contest so far.

  City making two changes at half-time Sarah Mosley and Freya Standing on for Bodily and Reed as they get the 2nd half underway. 

  GOAL! A fantastic start to the 2nd half for United as they get forwards in behind City and are awarded a penalty kick. Coupar the player brought down inside the area as she breaks on the left sprinting into the box with the ball a short ball put into towards the near post she his taken out as the crowd goes up in appeal, the referee pointing to the spot Shephard to take fresh from scoring a clinically taken penalty at the weekend, is no less composed as she coolly sends the keeper the wrong way placing the ball into the bottom left corner of the net 0-2. 

Becky Shephard from the penalty spot doubling United’s lead early in the 2nd half

  A great start to the 2nd half for United, the last thing City wanted. Neal sliding in brings down Standing as she attempts to break a yellow card shown to the United player. Howlett going into the book moments later, City with the free-kick right side, United mark closely Bennett winning the ball back. Phillips defending for City heading the ball away inside her area as United have a free-kick out on the right wing. City upping the tempo the game livening up a few rash challenges coming in as a result. 

  The ball put on from a set-piece on the halfway line United’s Neal back to goal controls into her body turning right Bingham with the run receiving the pass blasts over from 25 yards out. Coupar leading the lie with Blanchflower off does well fouled by Fay central another yellow card brandished central the ball put into Coupar top of the area has Shephard in close support pushing the ball into her feet can’t get out of the way as Shephard smashes her shot against her the rebound spinning out right the shot taken first time whistles over the crossbar. 

(photo credit Gary Reed)

  City pushing on trying to find an opening United resolute in defence Coupar the outlet up top after the ball as it is cleared into the right channel, shooting from outside the area the ball bounces wide across the face of goal. Flye getting a good tackle in on Bell as she bursts away wide left. City’s Sarah Mosley on the ball central with a fantastic ball forwards for Mills to attack on the right getting hold of it crosses from the byline a superb ball into the six yard box Standing there gathers, tries to turn Burt brilliant against her defends well to prevent a shot and regaining possession clears. 

(photo credit Gary Reed)

  A double change for City Davies and Flye the players coming off on come Carla Penny and Reed back into the action. Simmons pushing on a good run with the ball making ground central her threaded pass for Standing in behind on the left intercepted. Phillips with a vital intercept at the back for City as United threaten to hit them on the counter the ball up to Coupar 30 yards out. City press in their search for a goal that would get them back into the game. Taking a few risks have too, Bell away as United counter play spread to Bingham right her cross in too close to the keeper. United making a change Howlett off on comes, Charlotte Crisp in the middle. 

  Simmons wide right the ball put inside Mills combining with Standing top of the area a one two Mills in right side a cross driven across the face of goal. Simmons moving about the pitch searching for an opening cuts in from the left a 25 yards strike following no trouble for Smith. Standing out of nothing has the ball at her feet as United fail to clear hooks a shot goalwards from distance 25 yards out her effort caught by Smith. United get away down the left a good delivery into the area from the cross Tomlinson doing well heading the threat away for City at the far post. 

  Roll on roll off substitutes City make a change as Tomlinson comes off at the back City bringing on another attacker with Megan Tonks on. Impressive in front of goal for City’s Development side so far this season with 28 goals to her name. City have to push on now risk gaps opening up at the back. Bell finding room wide left driving on her cross into the box Shephard the target the ball taken off her foo by the City defence a corner conceded. On the right the ball in towards the near post area Neal up to meet it twisting as she looks to put it on towards goal the header wide. 

 Simmons is replaced by Shaw with the clock running down. Fay stops Coupar as the United attacker presses. United remain strong at the back, Burt marshalling the defence well. Coupar having run herself int the ground coming off for United, Abi Davies replacing her. A coming together between Moore and Standing outside the box right of the D the shot blasted wide from 20 yards. Moore down treatment needed a sore one is helped off Fran Gough coming on to join the defence as the game heads towards stoppage time. 

  GOAL! No comfortable finish to the game as City get a goal back in the 90th minute a clearance send back up towards Tonks 20 yards out central isn’t closed down time to pick her spot the ball fired in low, Smith sees it late diving to her right can’t reach it as the ball squeezes inside the post 1-2.

  3 minutes of stoppage time added all of a sudden a nervy finish to the game. Bennett cutting out a past put on down the right for City. Mills booked late on for a foul on Bell as she tries to break. United keep the ball away from City in the closing moments holding onto their lead and celebrating as the regain the Invitation Cup.

Full time Cambridge City Ladies 1-2 Cambridge United WFC

   The goal back coming just too late for City, not enough time to press for the equaliser. The early penalty 2nd half seeing United double their lead and worked hard in defence to keep solid and prevent City getting a goal as they pushed players on, ready to counter when the chance arouse. Comfortable at 2-0. Could sit back an absorb City’s attacks. A good contest between the 2 leading woman’s football sides in Cambridge, a great showcase for the game in the county, watched by a decent number, who enjoyed the contest. 

Women’s Football East – Player of the Match

  Time to pick this evenings Women’s Football East – Player of the Match award. Some notable performances mainly, Jade Bell often sets the tempo for a game and was lively on the wing for United. Kayleigh Anne Burt excellent at the back. The award goes to United’s Mollie Coupar a passionate and committed young player still learning her game a threat driving on with the ball, always looking for an opening and willing runner leading the line making herself available ready whenever United were on the attack.

Cambridge United WFC win this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 Congratulations to Cambridge United WFC on winning this season’s Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup Final.

(photo credit Gary Reed)

  A busy old week and it’s only Tuesday!…. well Wednesday now 1:55am as I’m typing this. Good job I love what I do, but best get some sleep. An entertaining final, great to see a decent sized crowd over 500 in attendance. Thanks to Cambridgeshire FA for the hospitality & to Gary Reed for the additional pictures. Two finals down plenty more to come.

 

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 17/02/19

The Round-Up

Sunday 17th February

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Semi-final weekend in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup, two contrasting results that will see a repeat of last seasons final with Cambridge City Ladies defending the trophy they won taking on Cambridge United WFC who will just a determined to win it back. They get on like a house on fire and don’t do anything to wind each other up… well … I tried. 

  Cambridge United WFC faced a testing opponent in their semi-final at home on Sunday were taking on St Ives Town Ladies, leading the way in ERWFL Division One unbeaten so far in the league this season working hard to become another leading women’s football side in the county. Cambridge United playing two league above in FAWNL South East Division One. Mollie Coupar getting onto the end of a free-kick from the left to put the ball over the line from close range to open the scoring for Cambridge inside the opening 5 minutes. There were few chances after that with Cambridge pressing St Ives keeping them at bay couldn’t find a reply up the other end Coupar’s goal enough to send Cambridge through to another Invitation Cup Final.

Mollie Coupar with the goal to send Cambridge United WFC into the Invitation Cup Final (photo credit Gary Reed)

Cambridge City Ladies are unbeaten at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division with just 2 league points dropped to date, the ambition the title and with it promotion to the FAWNL themselves. Defending the Invitation Cup just as important are scoring and have plenty of goalscorers in their squad. Were away in the semi-finals of the competition taking on Wisbech Town Ladies, playing 3 leagues below in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North have goals in their side too, Cambridge City however proving too strong an opponent on the day. Carla Penny top scoring in the match netting 4 goals. 3 players all scoring a brace each, Lauren Tomlinson, Sarah Mosley and Erin Davies. Laura Mills, Amy Reed and Shannon Shaw also finding the back of the net for a goal each in a 13-0 win. 

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

ICA Sports Ladies climb back to the top of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership after they were awarded the win over Netherton United Ladies. One game taking place in the league on Sunday saw 3rd placed Cambridge University Women at home to bottom side Riverside Ladies. Lidiya Mykhaylechko netting a brace for Cambridge University Lu Liu scoring her 1st goal for the club and another on debut in a 4-0 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North

 One match too played in Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship North this Sunday with table toppers Ketton Ladies looking to make it 8 win from 8 and go 3 points clear at the top as they travelled to Hungate Rovers Ladies. Fran Kavanagh scoring another hat-trick for Ketton one from the penalty spot. There were braces too for Beth Goodman and Claire Lawrenson in a 7-1 victory.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

The Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South table is a league of two halves, the six sides split into 2 groups the bottom 3 all with a single win on the board each the top three all in the hunt for the title itself. Haverhill Rovers Ladies 6 points clear, 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development on 18 points with 2 games in hand, a 18 points too for 3rd placed Cambridge Rangers WFC who have a game in hand on Haverhill in a strong position should either of the top two slip up. A sixth win of the season coming at home on Sunday against Isleham United Ladies in the only game in the division on Sunday. Cambridge Rangers with a great 5-1 win to keep up the pressure on the leading pair. Laura Todd scoring Isleham United’s goal.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 18/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 18th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Cambridgeshire’s County Cup competition the Invitation Cup reaching the quarter final stage this Sunday, 8 sides vying for a place in the semi-finals, through without kicking a ball are ERWFL Division One side, St Ives Town Ladies awarded a home with after opponents ICA Sports Ladies withdrew.

   That left 3 quarter final ties to be settled on the pitch. It was an all Championship tie with Championship North side, Wisbech Town Ladies hosting Championship South side, Park Ladies for the 2nd successive Sunday. A 2nd successive win for Wisbech Town Ladies too as they reached the last 4 of the Invitation Cup courtesy of a 7-1 win. Both Amy Newell and Jasmine Luckett scoring two each, Luckett’s first goals for Wisbech Town, also scoring were Chloe Stanborough, Leah Hall and Sophie Swinden.

Cambridge City Ladies are the new holders of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup they began their defence of the trophy in the quarter finals drawn away from home against ERWFL Division One side, Histon Ladies. A 100% record at the top of the ERWFL Premier Division, Cambridge City Ladies kept up their winning form winning the game 3-0 to reach the last 4 of the competition. Charlotte Gillies, Sarah Mosley and Erin Davies getting the goals.

   FAWNL South East Division One side, Cambridge United WFC were drawn away in the quarter finals of the Invitation Cup up against Newmarket Town Ladies, showing good form following promotion to ERWFL Division One this season. Newmarket holding thier higher league opponents for much of the 1st half, Cambridge United breaking from a Newmarket corner in the 44th minute, Jade Bell there to turn the ball into the back of the net as Mollie Coupar’s shot came back off the post. 1-0 the half-time lead it was Coupar herself who doubled the visitors lead her presence in the box bringing a defensive error for which she pounced on the ball and shot home. Bell put through on goal late in the match to score her 2nd of the game and send Cambridge United through to the last 4.

  The draw for the  semi-finals has been made and is as follows:-

Cambridge United WFC v St Ives Town Ladies

Wisbech Town Ladies v Cambridge City Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

The Cambridgeshire Women’s Junior Invitation Cup also beginning this Sunday, 2 tie scheduled in the 1st Round, Cambridge City Ladies Development going through courtesy of a home win over Riverside Ladies, that left just the one tie to be played.

  March Town Ladies from the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership hosting Championship North side, Wisbech St Mary Ladies. A comfortable first half for March saw them holding a 3-0 lead at half-time, doubled that scoreline 2nd half to progress with a 6-1 victory. Their goals coming from 6 different players with, Louise Barbour, Adele Munday, Emma Searle, Megan Webb, Georgia Brown and Claire Watts. Carlie Knight with the 2nd half goal for Wisbech St Mary.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

  One game played this Sunday in the group stage of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup. In Group D, Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side, Cambridge University Women were hosting Burwell Tigers Ladies from the Championship South. Having suffered defeat away to Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds in their opening group match, Cambridge University got their 1st win this time around with goals from Amanda Wainwright and Lili Donlon Mansbridge plus a brace from Shona Lester securing a 4-0 win.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

   One league match played in Cambridgeshire at the weekend on Sunday morning in the Championship South, 3rd placed, Cambridge Rangers Women hosting 2nd placed St Ives Town Ladies Development, a one sided contest with St Ives rampant in front of goal achieving a double figure scoreline to win the 3 points and move level on points with Haverhill Rovers Ladies at the top of the table. Frances Chapman scoring 4 goals, Megan Stow claiming a hat-trick, a goal to for Connie Hornibrook along with a brace for Jade Carpenter in a 10-0 win for St Ives.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 11/11/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 11th November

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

ICA Sports Ladies are the new leaders in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership the Peterborough based side active in November playing games have picked up the points to catch and overhaul previous leaders Cambridge City Ladies Development whilst they have had no league action for a month now. ICA Sports with 3 successive wins in that time to move up the table. Were away to Histon Ladies Reserves this Sunday. A brace for Carmen Herridge for ICA Sports takes her onto 7 goals for the season with Bente Hanert also on target with a goal her 3rd after celebrating her 1st two goals for ICA Sports last weekend. The visitors winning 3-1 to go 3 points clear at the top. Cambridge City Ladies Development with 3 games in hand however with a 100% success rate form those 4 matches.

  At the other end of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership it was a 10 goal thriller between Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds at home to March Town United Ladies on Sunday. The points had to be shared however as the sides contested an exciting 5-5 draw. Marie Stubbings hitting a brace for Fulbourn, so too did Yasmine Upson with her 1st two goals of the season and a first goal of the season too for Fulbourn’s Sarah Bodger. Louise Balfour doubling her tally for the season for March Town United as she struck the ball into the back of the net 4 times. Emma Searle netting to other goal her 1st of the season.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

 One tie from the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup played this Sunday saw ERWFL Division One side, St Ives Town Ladies hosting Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership side Riverside Ladies. A comfortable win for the higher league side to progress to the quarter finals with both Fran Worrall and Hannah Seymour-Shove scoring a hat-trick a piece their was a goal each to for Jade Carpenter, Emily Smith and Stephanie Ransome in a 9-0 win for St Ives.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South

They’ve done it at last a first ever league win for Burwell Tigers Ladies, 3 points on the board. Just the 2 last season in their debut year in women’s football are of the mark winning their 6th game of the season, Burwell were away taking on Isleham United Ladies on Sunday in the only game in the Championship South. Charlotte Forgarty scoring twice for the visitors, their were goals to for Elisa Heinamaa, Megan Seabrook-Mead and Ellie Garrett in a 5-1 victory. Vicky Sievewright scoring for Isleham United. Had to wait a long time for that and I’m pleased to write about a win at long last for Burwell.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup

Three matches played in the 1st Round of the Cambridgeshire Women’s Division One Cup this Sunday the competition entering it’s 2nd season a knock-out format. Histon Ladies Reserves winning the trophy last season are promoted now so ineligible to compete. It was a good weekend for the top three sides in the Championship North with all progressing in the competition, Ketton Ladies were at home to Pinchbeck United Ladies. Just the one goal scored but it was enough for the Championship North leaders as Ketton advance.

  Wisbech Town Ladies also had a home draw in the 1st Round of the Division One Cup taking on Championship South side, Park Ladies. A brace from top scorer Sophie Swinden takes her into double figures for the season. Rachael Simpson and Chelsea King also on target for Wisbech Town with a goal each to see them advance with a 4-0 win.

  A comfortable home win too on Sunday in the 1st Round of the Division One Cup for Wisbech St Mary as they met Cambridge Rangers Women who like themselves lay 3rd in the Championship South. Braces for both Eilish Brown and Carlie Knight for Wisbech St Mary Josie Turner and Demi Newman were also both on target with a goal each in a 6-0 win.

The Round-Up – Cambridgeshire 28/10/18

The Round-Up

Sunday 28th October

Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup

Cup action all the way in Cambridgeshire this Sunday with the League Cup group games resuming. There was also one tie in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Invitation Cup 1st Round with Championship South side, Park Ladies hosting Championship North side Wisbech St Mary Ladies. The two sides enjoying a good contest with the tie going all the way to a penalty shootout. Park Ladies edging a close 1st half leading 1-0. The hosts scoring again in the 2nd half Darcie Tegerdine and Sherrie Martin with Park’s goals. Wisbech St Mary seeing the game end all square after the 90 minutes getting 2 themselves in the 2nd half, Megan Ratcliffe and Hannah Shales with the goals. No further goals in extra-time the tie settled by penalties, Park celebrating at the end going through to the quarter finals winning the shootout 4-2. An away trip to Wisbech Town Ladies awaits.

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup

The group games in this season’s League Cup competition continuing this Sunday with 6 games taking place. In Group A, Ketton Ladies become joint leaders after the Championship North side at home beat Premiership side Netherton United Ladies. A single goal enough to secure the 3 points.

  One game too in Group B, Premiership side, March Town United Ladies topping the mini-league with 3 wins from 3 now. Away to Championship North side Hungate Rovers Ladies this Sunday. March leading 1-0 at half-time went on to dominate the 2nd half to run out 5-0 winners. Louise Barbour scoring twice. Emma Frost, Ella Nutter and Adele Munday all getting a goal each.

 Two games from Group C, in the early kick-off Premiership leaders, Cambridge City Ladies Development were away playing Cambridge Rangers Women from the Championship South. Megan Tonks putting Cambridge City into an early lead scoring after 5 minutes. Cambridge Rangers getting back on level terns on the half hour went on to take the lead in the 38th minute. Cambridge City responding quickly Tonks finding the back of the net for her 2nd of the game to make it 2-2 a strong end to the 1st half seeing the visitors score twice more Yasmin Crow and Rachel Littlewood with the goals putting Cambridge City 4-2 up at half-time. The visiting side adding one more goal in the 2nd half Jade Powell firing the ball home from a free-kick. Cambridge City winning 3 from 3 to top the group.

  Also in Group C it was an all Premiership clash between Riverside Ladies and Histon Ladies Reserves on Sunday. The Peterborough based side claiming their 2nd win in the group to join St Ives Town Development on 6 points. Annie Posnett scoring a hat-trick. Hannah Stubbs and Jade Ramm also scoring in a 5-0 win for Riverside.

   Two games also in Group D. Haverhill Rovers Ladies topping the table with 2 wins from 2. Have 20 goals from those 2 matches too, 8 in their win over Premiership side Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds, scored 12 without reply away from home against Burwell Tigers Ladies this Sunday. Joeli Kirby scoring 4 goals in the game. Emma Barnes netting herself a hat-trick. The other Haverhill goals shared between, Hayley Turner, Julie Brown, Kayleigh Nolan, Amy Evans and Kayleigh Steed.

   Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds picked up their 1st group win in the League Cup this Sunday at home to fellow Premiership side, Cambridge University Women. A close game Fulbourn scoring twice with Katie Luddy and Marie Stubbings both on the scoresheet. The hosts winning 2-1 with Amanda Wainwright scoring for Cambridge University.